Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship 2016 in Humanities and Social Sciences

University Grants Commission has invited applications for the Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (including languages) 2016.

The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity to carry out the advanced studies and research in Humanities and Social Sciences including languages in Indian Universities/Colleges/ Institutions as indicated below:

i. Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act, 1956.

ii. Deemed to be Universities u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 which are eligible to receive grant in aid from UGC.

iii. Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central/State Govt.

iv. Institutes of National Importance.


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  • The candidate should be unemployed.

  • The fellowship is open for full time research work to young researchers below 35 years of age as on the last date of submission of online application.

  • Relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/OBC/Women/PWD Candidates.

  • For general category, minimum 55% of marks at UG level and minimum 60% of marks at PG level are mandatory; for reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) candidates, minimum 50% of marks at UG level and minimum 55% of marks at PG level are required.

  • Candidates applying for PDF must upload the No Objection Certificate from the proposed research centre duly signed by the HOD and Registrar/Principal/Director of the University/College/Institute as per Annexure-I.


The number of slots available under the scheme is 200 per year.

Financial Assistance

The financial assistance available under the scheme includes, fellowship @ Rs.38,800/- during 1st year; @ Rs.40,300/- for 2nd year and @ Rs.41900/- for 3rd year.


A will be Rs.50000/- per month for three years; escorts/reader assistance Rs.2000/- per month (fixed) in case of PWD candidates.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship provided with accommodation in hostel recognized/ maintained by the institutions may be reimbursed the hostel fee, excluding mess, electricity, water charges, etc.

Selection Procedure

The online applications received will be scrutinizsed by the screening committee. Later, the short listed candidates will be called to appear before the expert committee, constituted by the Commission.

No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the interview to the candidates. The decision of the Commission will be final. Result shall be published on UGC website. Award letters can be downloaded from UGC online application portal.

How to Apply

Application can be submitted online at Application can be submitted online at https://www.ugc.ac.in/dsrpdfhs/registration.aspx latest by 30th June 2016

Short notification is also uploaded in the UGC website i.e. www.ugc.ac.in. Candidates have to apply strictly as per the instructions given in the online portal. Incomplete application will not be considered.

Application Deadline 30th June 2016 (Thursday)

UGC, New Delhi

University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002, Website www.ugc.ac.in